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Helping to keep you warm

Warm & Well pledges to help vulnerable people get through this winter in Ryedale and across North Yorkshire. Warm & Well North Yorkshire is supporting charity National Energy Action’s Warm Homes Campaign by pledging to help to tackle cold or damp homes and people who are affected by winter health related issues. The Warm Homes Campaign launched with […]

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Kirkbymoorside Thermal Imaging Camera information poster

Want to save money and fuel?

Kirkbymoorside’s thermal imaging camera is available for town resident’s to check where heat is being lost through walls, windows, doors etc. See below for details. Kirkbymoorside Environment Group

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EoN Energy Fund

Do you know anyone who is struggling to pay fuel bills or to replace an essential home appliance? They might be eligible for a small grant from the EoN Energy Fund. Phone 0330 400 1188 for more information, or visit this website. Information supplied by Kirkbymoorside Environment Group’s Thermal Imaging Project

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Ryedale Energy Saver Scheme

The Ryedale Energy Saver Scheme is a two year project designed to help local residents keep warm for less and reduce their fuel bills. Homeowners and private renting tenants can access a range of grants, loans and support for heating upgrades and home insulation improvements. We can check to see if you qualify for any […]

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Where Father Christmas can get in, the heat can get out!

Father Christmas doesn’t just do presents you know. He also does some serious draught busting. British homes are some of the leakiest in Europe when it comes to heat – wasting our heat, increasing carbon emissions and making us ill. Buy a Chimney Balloon from Amazon.

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Get advice on your energy bills

Ryedale CAB is offering free, impartial, and confidentail advice to help consumers save energy, cut their bills and get all the support they are entitled to. Telephone 01653 695542 to make an appointment at the bureau for Monday October 31 to check your energy bills, ensure you are on the correct tariff, understand your energy […]

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New phone number for reporting power cuts

From Ryedale District Council: When the power goes out, it can leave people feeling unsure about what to do, with many wrongly thinking they should call the electricitysupplier they pay their bill to.  In order to solve this problem, a new phone number is being launched by electricity networks. You can now dial 105 to […]

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BioChar talk

What is it? Why should we be interested in it? And how is it made and used? BioChar is charcoal that is used to sequester carbon in the soil, by burying it. All very strange, but it is hailed by James Lovelock (of Gaia fame) as being one of the best ways to tackle climate […]

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Kirkbymoorside & District Energy Society Ltd looking for accounting volunteer

Are you that person, or do you know someone who might be interested? We are a small Industrial & Provident Society, formed in 2013. Our first installation was the solar PV panels on the Green Building occupied by Kirkbymoorside & District Pre-school Playgroup by the School, and our 2015 Share Offer achieved solar PV installations […]

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Helping the District get cheaper energy bills

From Choices 4 Energy: Choices 4 Energy is an energy efficiency advice centre set up to provide advice on how residents of the borough can save money on their energy bills. To help residents in the District get a better deal on their energy bills, Scarborough Borough Council and Ryedale District Council are working with […]

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Free solar panels – but not for much longer

I work for Yorkshire Energy Partnership, a Community Interest Company based in York. We are a local sustainability organisation working to make Yorkshire a more sustainable place to live and work. We are currently working with Ryedale District Council to promote renewable technology across the district, we are currently running a ‘Solar Panel For Free’ […]

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Funding for solid wall insulation

Ryedale District Council is encouraging residents to apply for a government incentive scheme to insulate solid walled properties. Many homes in Ryedale District have previously been deemed “untreatable” with insulation because they were not built with a cavity, which could be easily filled. However, such homes can now be either clad with insulating board on […]

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Free solar panels for Ryedale residents

Ryedale District Council and Yorkshire Energy Partnership are working together to promote a new “free green electricity” scheme to local residents, which will give homeowners the opportunity to have solar panels installed for free. The scheme, which is open to all homeowners with a suitable roof, is the first of its kind in the area. […]

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There’s a lot of idling going on

You notice it a great deal at this time of the year – people warming their cars up while they scrape the ice off the windows, in the school car park picking up the children even whilst waiting for someone while they shop! Well here’s a short slide show that hopefully may encourage you not […]

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Kirkbymoorside & District Energy Society Ltd are looking for a volunteer with accounting expertise

Are you that person, or do you know someone who might be interested? We are an Industrial & Provident Society, formed in 2013. Our first installation is the solar PV panels on the Green Building occupied by Kirkbymoorside & District Pre-school Playgroup. We use the Feed-in Tarrif payments from these panels to repay the people […]

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Free loft insulation from British Gas

British Gas are offering FREE loft and or cavity wall insulation, for anyone who needs it, as part of their “Energy Company Obligation”. So applicants don’t have to be a British Gas customer, or sign up with them. Enquiries can be made on line or by phone. They’ll do top-ups too, if existing insulation is […]

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Solarwall visit Kirkbymoorside School‏

Solarwall visited Kirkbymoorside School this week, to present them with a donation of £200 and a hamper of seeds to contribute towards the school’s vegetable allotment. During the summer break, Solarwall installed solar photovoltaic panels for the school, to allow the school to lower its electricity bills by producing its own electricity. Of the installation, […]

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Money saving offer for heating oil

With winter just around the corner, Ryedale residents who use oil as their main heating source could save money on their bills – thanks to a new scheme backed by Ryedale District Council and Scarborough Borough Council.  Residents can reap the financial benefits of being part of Oil Buying Co-operatives – saving up to 10% […]

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Free cavity wall and loft insulation for Ryedale residents

Ryedale District Council has teamed up with Yorkshire Energy Partnership to offer free home insulation to all residents living in the Ryedale area. The ‘Wrapping up Yorkshire’ scheme, launched at the start of April, is a move aimed at tackling fuel poverty and helping residents save up to £310* a year on their fuel bills. […]

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Want to find out more about ‘fracking’?

This evening event in Malton will be a film screening and a Q+A session with guest speakers including an update on Fracking News in Yorkshire and across the UK. The event will start at 6.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Greengate in Malton (just off Wheelgate). Like the previous evenings it is a free event […]

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Keep Warm, Save Money event

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Energy saving tips from RDC

With Winter just around the corner, Ryedale District Council has teamed up with the Yorkshire Energy Partnership to help local people to save money and energy. Tips include: Turn it down: turning down your heating by 1°C could save around £65 a year Turn it off: turn off appliances and lights Boil what you need: […]

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Kirkbymoorside has a thermal imaging camera

Kirkbymoorside has a thermal imaging camera, it was bought with a Lottery Grant by Kirkbymoorside Environment Group for the benefit of households in the Kirkbymoorside area. You can choose which pictures are taken, and they can be taken indoors or outdoors. The pictures will be printed out for you or e-mailed to you. Looking from […]

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Boiler Servicing

Help with boiler repairs for older residents

Ryedale District Council is working with North Yorkshire County Council and various voluntary organisations to offer free boiler servicing and repairs for any householders who are on certain benefits and over 75 in the Ryedale area. The Warmer Together Project, which only lasts until March 31, aims to tackle fuel poverty by saving people up […]

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Energy Outage in Kirkbymoorside

Energy outage today in Kirkbymoorside

The upper part of High Market Place and Castlegate (possibly beyond) were without electricity from late morning until early evening today. For a couple of hours or more two transit vans were parked waiting for the digging team to arrive but once they did the problem was sorted quite quickly.  Those of us who had […]

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Solarwall

Loft & cavity wall insulation worth £300 for free but quick

Cavity wall and loft insulation can slice about £300 off energy bills each year and energy firms such as Solarwall are offering serious freebies as part of energy efficiency obligations. But these are due to end any minute, so act quickly. Cavity wall insulation works by filling the space between the two layers of external […]

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Free home insulation for town’s residents

This is an amazing offer but it ends December 1st so act now! The Energy Centre, part of Solarwall Ltd based in York, are offering to insulate your house with cavity wall insulation and/ or loft insulation free as part of a Government sponsored energy saving scheme. The cost of doing this yourself would be […]

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Energy event this Saturday

Kirkbymoorside Environment Group are pleased to be working with the Scout Group for an event this Saturday, 9 -12am at Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall. Described as an ‘Energy Update’ there will be stalls from visiting organisations such as Whitby Esk Energy, Ryedale District Council, Solar Wall, with information about energy saving and renewable energy. There will […]

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Reduce heat loss from your house

The Kirkbymoorside Environment Group, who are supporting the Transition Town movement within the town, outline how their recently purchased infra-red camera can be used by residents to detect heat loss from their homes. Almost anywhere within a building i.e. doors, windows, chimneys, brickwork, there is potential for heat loss. Many homes have significant thermal inefficiencies but often […]

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Where does the heat escape from your home?

A THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA for KIRKBYMOORSIDE & DISTRICT Kirkbymoorside Environment Group has purchased a thermal imaging camera with a Lottery grant from the “Awards for All” scheme. KMEG hopes the camera will help residents to reduce heat loss from their homes and save money on their energy bills as well as reduce the carbon footprint […]

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